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Fujimi 1/72 UH-1N Iroquois Kit First Look

By Stephen Sutton

Date of Review June 2004 Manufacturer Fujimi
Subject Bell UH-1N Iroquois Scale 1/72
Kit Number 30018 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Easy build Cons
Skill Level Novice MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look


The UH-1N is a twin-engine helicopter developed by Bell Co. The original model had its first flight in 1968, and about 600 units have been produced until 1987. This helicopter is presently in use by the USAF, and the US Marine Corps, it is powered with the PT6T-3B engine instead of the original PT6T-3, for better performance. The improved version AB 212 ASW, designed through technical cooperation with the Italian firm Agusta Co, was equipped with an sonar operations hydraulic system, automatic hovering devices, etc, in order to make it into an anti-submarine, anti-warship helicopter. USAF's UH-1N is also used for general purposes and support roles at American bases in US and Japan.

The kit includes 89 light gray plastic parts on two trees and one tree of clear windows. The fuselage has finely recessed panel lines and very small rivet detail, very little flash and no sink marks are present with my copy.

Interior details include a detailed main instrument panel, no decals, pilot, co-pilot seats, collective sticks and rudder pedals, rear cabin seat and stanchions. The rotor head comprises of 7 pieces. Rescue hoist and Italian Sonar equipment and antenna are included with the kit. Decal options are for a USAF, US Marine Corps or Italian Navy Agusta Bell 212.

I would highly recommend this kit 1980's kit along with your other 1/72 scale helicopters.